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A. Appointment. All members shall be appointed by the Mayor with confirmation of the City Council, consistent with SMC 2.06.050.

B. Terms. Members shall serve three-year terms with a maximum of three consecutive terms, regardless of whether a term was full or unexpired. Term expirations shall be staggered so not all members expire in the same year. A member who has reached their term limit could be reappointed after two full terms have elapsed. A person appointed to fill a vacancy shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term.

If no qualified applicants are received to fill a vacancy, an incumbent member may be allowed to serve one additional consecutive term beyond three.

C. Compensation. Members shall serve without compensation.

D. Residency Exception. Because of the expertise required to perform the duties of the Board, membership shall be limited to those with an interest in the City as a result of either living, working, owning property or business, and/or belonging to one of the City’s civic organizations.

E. Qualifications. In making appointments to the Board, the appointing authority shall seek to appoint persons who are knowledgeable in matters of design and aesthetic judgment by virtue of training, education, and/or experience, who possess qualities of impartiality and broad judgment, and an ability to review two-dimensional plans. Desired qualifications for Board members include an expertise in the fields of architecture, history, building trades, landscape architecture, graphic, interior and industrial design, and/or land development. (Ord. 2469, 2023. Formerly 2.14.030)